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Movies for the Blind

Movies for the Blind raises the profile of audio description/video description/described video by entertaining people, regardless how much they can see.

Doing a small part to demonstrate that accessibility isn't about addressing a niche, but just including as many people as possible, giving everyone a chance to enjoy - or get annoyed by - the same stuff.


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A medical school dropout (Paul Henreid) goes right back into a life of crime after getting released from prison, but finds himself on the run when a heist goes wrong. Can a psychiatrist who looks just like him be his way out? Part 1 of 3. 1948.
Topics: podcast, description, blind, vision-impaired, drama, crime, paul henreid, casablanca, joan bennett,...
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As Japanese forces get closer to Alaska, the rivalry between the Ormsby brothers causes a couple big mistakes - one of them deadly. Part 2 of 2. Original film on Internet Archive moviesfortheblind.com
Topics: podcast, description, blind, vision-impaired, drama, action, romance, war, alaska, richard arlen
When Will (Andy Griffith) starts looking unlikely to get classified, Sergeant King (Harry Clark) schemes to find another way to get him out of his hair. Will a night on the town do the trick? Part 2 of 2. moviesfortheblind.com
Topics: podcast, description, described, blind, vision-impaired, comedy, tv, stage, andy griffith,...
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As his investigation broadens to include a murder, Roy (Roy Rogers) must keep navigating the different festival events - and the unwanted help of honorary deputy Carol (Dale Evans). Can she lead him to the villains and thousands in funny money before getting in too deep? Part 2 of 2. moviesfortheblind.com
Topics: podcast, description, described, blind, vision-impaired, western, musical, roy rogers, dale evans,...
When things go from bad to worse with Freddy's plans, Sissy (Karin Baal) takes matters into her own hands. Part 3 of 3.
Topics: podcast, description, described, blind, vision-impaired, crime, drama, germany, german, horst...
A new teacher arrives in a small Indiana town to find tensions high with a dairy strike, and tries to help a troubled student (Mickey Rooney) literally from the wrong side of the tracks. 1937.  moviesfortheblind.com
Topics: podcast, described, description, blind, vision-impaired, audio description, drama, mickey rooney,...
Before she could become the legendary Russian ruler, a timid German princess (Elizabeth Bergner) had to learn to handle her groom Grand Duke Peter (Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.), an immature, hot-tempered womanizer. 1934. Part 1 of 3. moviesfortheblind.com
Topics: podcast, described, description, blind, vision-impaired, audio description, drama, history,...
As Dimmesdale's guilt and hypocrisy continue to kill him, Hester (Colleen Moore) may have thought of a way out. Part 2 of 2.   moviesfortheblind.com
Topics: podcast, described, description, blind, vision-impaired, audio description, drama, literature,...
A newly-divorced mother (Michael Learned) trying to build a new life in San Francisco joins an inner-city church choir led by a demanding director (John Houseman) taking his motley group through Handel's Messiah. Part 1 of 3. 1980. moviesfortheblind.com
Topics: podcast, description, described, vision-impaired, drama, tv, cbs, michael learned, waltons, john...
Frank finds himself in another hunting party for the elusive, murderous Yeti - this time under the streets of Los Angeles.
Topics: podcast, description, blind, vision-impaired, adventure, yeti, abominable snowman, himalaya, tibet,...
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If he can escape Cornelia's scheming, Godfrey (William Powell) has plans that will shock the Bullock family - with the possible exception of Irene (Carole Lombard). Part 3 of 3. ( Part 1 here , Part 2 here ) moviesfortheblind.com
Topics: podcast, described, description, blind, vision-impaired, audio description, carole lombard, william...
Alfred Hitchcock directed this anthology series' first episode, about a watchmaker (E.G. Marshall) who plans precise and drastic revenge against his wife he suspects is cheating on him. First aired 1957. Part 1 of 2. moviesfortheblind.com
Topics: podcast, described, description, blind, vision-impaired, audio description, tv, drama, hitchcock,...
In Poker City under assumed names, John (John Wayne) and Kansas (Eddy Chandler) have a new girl to fight over: the pretty sister of one of the men who set them up on the robbery and murder charges. Conclusion.
Topics: podcast, description, blind, vision-impaired, western, john wayne, rodeo
A police detective (Lee J. Cobb) covers things up when his lover (Jane Wyatt) kills her husband, but is then assigned to the case with his new partner: his own little brother (John Dall). 1950. Part 1 of 2. moviesfortheblind.com
Topics: podcast, description, blind, vision-impaired, drama, crime, noir, lee j. cobb, jane wyatt, john...
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Paul Robeson stars as a good-hearted dock worker in Marseilles, France who's asked to help police find a missing English boy. But when he does find him, it may be more trouble than he's worth. 1937. moviesfortheblind.com
Topics: podcast, description, blind, vision-impaired, comedy, musical, paul robeson, elizabeth welch, black...
A twist of fate gives Don Juan (Douglas Fairbanks) the chance to go into exile. But in his new life of freedom, can he really survive without women? Part 2 of 3. ( Part 1 here. ) moviesfortheblind.com
Topics: podcast, description, blind, vision-impaired, comedy, drama, romance, douglas fairbanks, united...
As the degradation of dirt promotes poverty and war, more people do the best they can to fight back: including photographers rebuilding forests, a chef showing kids the route from garden to table, and a prison giving inmates a new start in life. Part 2 of 2. moviesfortheblind.com
Topics: podcast, description, blind, vision-impaired, documentary, dirt, soil, ecology, environment
As Johnny continues to battle his conscience about point-shaving, his situation gets more dangerous. Part 2 of 2. moviesfortheblind.com
Topics: podcast, description, blind, vision-impaired, drama, sports, basketball, gambling, john ireland,...
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The family doctor (Patrick Magee) arrives at Castle Halloran and investigates the strange happenings there, as most are unaware that the death toll is rising. Part 2 of 2. moviesfortheblind.com
Topics: podcast, description, blind, vision-impaired, horror, mystery, roger corman, francis ford coppola
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While the time of the jump gets closer, Evel (George Hamilton) remembers trying to steal money from Butte City Hall - and stealing his wife-to-be Linda (Sue Lyon) from a sorority house. Contains profanity. Part 3 of 3. ( Part 2 here , Part 1 here .) moviesfortheblind.com
Topics: podcast, description, blind, vision-impaired, drama, comedy, evel knievel, george hamilton, sue...
This engaging documentary tells the story of Earth's most valuable but under-appreciated resource and what its threatened health means to the survival of humans. 2009. Part 1 of 2. moviesfortheblind.com
Topics: podcast, description, blind, vision-impaired, documentary, dirt, soil, ecology, environment
A housewife (Loretta Young) stays positive as she tends to her husband bed-ridden with a bad heart condition. But she gets desperate when he's deluded into thinking she's trying to kill him.
Topics: podcast, description, drama, suspense, loretta young, barry sullivan, blind, vision-impaired
Soon after an American (Lloyd Bridges) arrives in London, the man he was standing beside is killed by a sniper. What connection could the victim have with the wartime flame he's come to see? 1953. Part 1 of 2. moviesfortheblind.com
Topics: podcast, description, blind, vision-impaired, crime, drama, romance, lloyd bridges, jeff bridges,...
Renfrew must choose between his feelings for Kay and his duty apprehending her father. Or must he? Part 2 of 2. moviesfortheblind.com
Topics: podcast, description, described, blind, vision-impaired, audio description, action, drama, canada,...
Andy Griffith stars as dim Georgia country boy who enjoys his new military life while efforts to take advantage of his low intellect keep backfiring. Performed live on television 1955. Part 1 of 2. moviesfortheblind.com
Topics: podcast, description, described, blind, vision-impaired, comedy, tv, stage, andy griffith,...
When Bugsy makes trouble at the concert, Garry must defend rock'n'roll, his career and his reputation with the kids in a television courtroom trial. With music from Fats Domino, Big Joe Turner and Tommy Charles. Part 2 of 2. moviesfortheblind.com
Topics: podcast, description, blind, vision-impaired, musical, comedy, rock, rock'n'roll, mike connors,...
Peter (David Niven) meets June's friend Frank (Roger Livesey), a village doctor with an expertise in neurology who tries to reconcile the world of Peter's brain with the Other World where his trial is imminent. Part 2 of 3. ( Part 1 here ) moviesfortheblind.com
Topics: podcast, description, blind, vision-impaired, fantasy, drama, comedy, british, david niven, powell,...
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A teenage girl (Tuesday Weld) has been putting too much of her allowance into jukeboxes, so her father starts limiting her free-spending ways - just when she needs a new prom dress to fight off competition for her boyfriend. Features classic music from Chuck Berry, Connie Francis, the Flamingos and the Moonglows. 1956
Topics: podcast, description, blind, vision-impaired, comedy, music, rock, rock'n'roll, alan freed, tuesday...
After tragedy strikes, Sally (Deborah Kerr) is forced to make a terrible choice that could save her family - or break it apart. Part 3 of 3. ( Part 1 here .) ( Part 2 here .) moviesfortheblind.com
Topics: podcast, description, described, blind, vision-impaired, drama, british, england, manchester,...
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In this short, W.C. Fields has the title role as an irascible man dealing with a freakish golf game, strange patients and a daughter who wants to run off with the iceman. 1932. moviesfortheblind.com
Topics: podcast, description, described, blind, vision-impaired, comedy, w.c. fields, wc fields, mack...
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A French womanizing artist (Charles Boyer) meets his match in an American former nightclub singer (Irene Dunne) on a ship bound for New York and the people they're supposed to marry. 1939. (Part 1 of 3.)
Topics: podcast, description, blind, vision-impaired, romance, drama, affair to remember, sleepless in...
Some unexpected twists may destroy the Carltons' plans for Miss Fortune, but could the family want their plans destroyed anyway? Part 3 of 3. ( Part 2 here , Part 1 here .)
Topics: podcast, description, blind, vision-impaired, comedy, janet gaynor, douglas fairbanks, roland...
Sherlock Holmes (Arthur Wontner) is enlisted to help a woman whose father once helped steal treasure from a convict now out for revenge. 1932.
Topics: podcast, description, blind, vision-impaired, sherlock holmes, doctor watson, conan doyle, mystery,...
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Jeff (Roy Rogers) and Gabby (Gabby Hayes) follow Black Bart to find his real boss, but soon have to escape jail to stop a train from exploding in a tunnel! ( Part 1 here )
Topics: podcast, description, western, roy rogers, gabby hayes, nevada, action, vision-impaired, blind
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Described video for the vision-impaired: When Mayberry Sheriff Andy Taylor (Andy Griffith) learns an ex-con is coming to town to see him, Deputy Barney Fife (Don Knotts) fears the worst and rounds up some extra deputies. 1963. Featured in the audio podcast here , also on Internet Archive .
Topics: podcast, description, described video, comedy, sitcom, television, andy griffith, don knotts, ron...
Eleanor's search for Frank leads her to a seaside amusement park, where she has a terrifying revelation on a rollercoaster. Part 3 of 3. ( Part 2 here . Part 1 here .)
Topics: podcast, description, drama, crime, ann sheridan, alan campbell, san francisco, noir, blind,...
Flint (Lionel Atwill) is ready to exact his revenge against Marley, but when his enemy strikes back, Flint learns just how strong his beggars union has become.
Topics: podcast, description, blind, vision-impaired, drama, lionel atwill, disability, disabilities,...
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Janet comes out of her shock and realizes her doctor (Vincent Price) is the man she saw murder his wife. But will anyone believe her? Part 2 of 2. moviesfortheblind.com
Topics: podcast, described, description, blind, vision-impaired, audio description, drama, thriller,...
Tommy and Gilbert (Wheeler and Woolsey) keep evading the police chasing them, but love might finally compel them to go to the front for a risky mission. ( Part 1 here>
Topics: podcast, description, comedy, wheeler and woolsey, dorothy lee, world war I, great war, paris,...
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A psychiatrist (Vincent Price) has the ultimate conflict of interest when he learns his new patient witnessed him murdering his wife. 1946. moviesfortheblind.com
Topics: podcast, described, description, blind, vision-impaired, audio description, drama, thriller,...
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In the first sound picture directed by Alfred Hitchcock, a police detective has trouble with his girlfriend (Anny Ondra, voice of Joan Barry), whose head is turned by a dashing artist. 1929. Part 1 of 3. moviesfortheblind.com
Topics: podcast, description, blind, vision-impaired, crime, drama, hitchcock
In 1950's West Germany, young John reunites with his brother Freddy, a charismatic gang leader with a taste for the finer things in life and schemes to get the money for them. 1956. Part 1 of 3. moviesfortheblind.com
Topics: podcast, description, described, blind, vision-impaired, drama, rock'n'roll, rock, germany, jd,...
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Johnny (Paul Henreid) puts a plan in motion to replace Dr. Bartok, but when he makes a huge mistake, he must rely on people's self-absorption to keep it from being fatal. Part 2 of 3. ( Part 1 here .)
Topics: podcast, description, blind, vision-impaired, drama, crime, paul henreid, joan bennett, hollow...
When the choir member who damaged the pipe organ confesses, other members work to restore the organ in time for the Messiah, but another emergency might cancel the performance anyway. Part 3 of 3. ( Part 2 here. Part 1 here. ) moviesfortheblind.com
Topics: podcast, description, described, vision-impaired, drama, tv, cbs, john houseman, orson welles,...
In the conclusion, Muggs (Leo Gorcey) helps McGaffey so he can get the weapon he used, but it's Sylvia's paralyzed grandfather and a former East Side Kids member (Noah Beery Jr.) who could really break the case wide open.
Topics: podcast, description, comedy, drama, crime, brooklyn, east side kids, bowery boys, vision-impaired,...
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John (John Wayne) comes out of hiding to run the ranch for Bess, but as they get closer, the secrets of her fatherâs death are revealed in whispers, chases and fistfights.
Topics: podcast, description, western, john wayne, gabby hayes, texas, action, lone star, vision-impaired,...
After the trial, Craig (Raymond Burr) finds out what really happened and begins an elaborate scheme to punish the truly guilty - including himself. moviesfortheblind.com
Topics: podcast, description, described, vision-impaired, crime, drama, raymond burr, perry mason, angela...
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Dennis Hopper stars as a young sailor who meets a beautiful woman (Linda Lawson) who works as a mermaid in a sideshow. But her affinity for the sea and her mysterious past suggests a dark undercurrent. 1961. Part 1 of 3.
Topics: podcast, description, blind, vision-impaired, drama, romance, fantasy, dennis hopper, mermaid
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A patrolman gets orders to put up a roadblock on a lonely highway, which detains various people in the middle of the night. But messages from the police radio soon make clear the catastrophic reason, and everyone scrambles for a plan for survival. 1962. moviesfortheblind.com
Topics: podcast, description, blind, vision-impaired, drama, cold war, war, nuclear, sci-fi, science fiction
A popular morning radio show attracts all sorts of people to be in the audience - including a housewife whose husband has plans to stray, a young woman searching for her missing fiance, a sailor who knows the truth about that fiance, and a little old lady who finds big excitement before she even makes it to the show. Features music by Nat King Cole and Spike Jones. (1946)
Topics: podcast, description, comedy, radio, hollywood, Tom Breneman, nat king cole, spike jones, blind,...
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In the first episode of this podcast of public-domain movies with audio description, we try to explain what we're up to, and feature a 1929 comedy short starring Edward Everett Horton.
Topics: movies, comedy, description, blind, vision-impaired, podcast
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British comedy pioneers The Goons (Spike Milligan, Harry Seacombe, Peter Sellers, Michael Bentine) star in the anarchic tale of a shop assistant who gets trapped on an army base investigating a wacky professor with a new formula for a bomb. 1952. moviesfortheblind.com
Topics: podcast, description, blind, vision-impaired, comedy, goons, goon show, bbc, peter sellers, harry...
The night shift becomes even stranger at the police station with a surprise witness, four people visiting the victim on the night of the murder - and a dead body in a closet. Part 2 of 2. moviesfortheblind.com
Topics: podcast, description, blind, vision-impaired, crime, drama, comedy, corruption, carole landis, john...
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Based on their hit radio show, Arthur Askey and Richard Murdoch are thrown out of their squat atop BBC headquarters and soon find themselves owning a spooky castle in the country. Part 1 of 2. 1940. moviesfortheblind.com
Topics: podcast, description, blind, vision-impaired, comedy, british, bbc, england, arthur askey, richard...
Fitzgerald finally begins his short story, in which World War I servicemen in training vie for the affections of local Georgia girl Ailie Calhoun (Susan Sarandon), whose charms might prove to be deadly. Part 2 of 3. moviesfortheblind.com
Topics: podcast, description, blind, vision-impaired, drama, biography, f scott fitzgerald, zelda...
When he's not singing or cooking, Canadian Sergeant Renfrew (James Newill) sets out to apprehend a gang of counterfeiters involved in the murder of a fellow Mountie. 1937. Part 1 of 2. moviesfortheblind.com
Topics: podcast, description, blind, vision-impaired, adventure, musical, crime, canada, mountie, rcmp
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On the day of a record-setting jump, the famous motorcycle daredevil (George Hamilton) looks back on his early days. 1971. Part 1 of 3. moviesfortheblind.com
Topics: podcast, description, blind, vision-impaired, drama, comedy, evel knievel, george hamilton
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With a discerning appetite for food and for life, a private detective (J. Scott Smart) investigates the murder of a dentist, which leads to a search for a missing ex-con (Rock Hudson). 1951. Part 1 of 2. moviesfortheblind.com
Topics: podcast, description, blind, vision-impaired, crime, drama, mystery, radio, australia, rock hudson,...
With George dead, Ellen (Loretta Young) goes on a frantic search to get back the letter that frames her for murder. ( Part 1 here)
Topics: podcast, description, drama, suspense, loretta young, barry sullivan, blind, vision-impaired
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Visitors scheme to get their hands on the Morlant's jewel, but will the Doctor (Boris Karloff) rise to have his revenge? Part 2 of 2. moviesfortheblind.com
Topics: podcast, description, described, blind, vision-impaired, drama, horror, british, england, boris...
In this classic tv episode, Ozzie Nelson tries not to over-schedule himself over the holiday season, and fails miserably. Can his family pick up the slack? First aired 1956. moviesfortheblind.com
Topics: podcast, description, described, blind, vision-impaired, tv, comedy, holiday, christmas, nelsons,...
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Vincent Price stars as the only survivor of a worldwide plague, spending his days trying to protect himself against victims who have risen from the grave. 1964.
Topics: podcast, description, blind, vision-impaired, last man on earth, i am legend, omega man, vincent...
A tropical island hosts a musical revue starring a glamorous but selfish exotic dancer (Francine Everett) haunted by past mistakes. 1946. Part 1 of 2. moviesfortheblind
Topics: podcast, description, blind, vision-impaired, drama, race, black, african-american, spencer...
Now a young man, Pip (John Mills) moves to London, where he learns to be a gentleman, reunites with Estella (Valerie Hobson) and gets shocking news about his benefactor. Part 2 of 3. moviesfortheblind.com
Topics: podcast, described, description, blind, vision-impaired, audio description, movies, drama, classic,...
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Betty Hutton stars as a hat check girl at the famous nightclub who saves an old man (Barry Fitzgerald) from drowning. But she doesn't know he's a millionaire, who secretly repays her with riches beyond her wildest dreams.1945 (part 1 of 3)
Topics: podcast, description, blind, vision-impaired, comedy, betty hutton, stork club, barry fitzgerald,...
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Described video for the vision-impaired: Rob (Dick Van Dyke) is perplexed when he discovers his wife Laura (Mary Tyler Moore) has her own private bank account. Featured in the audio podcast here and from Internet Archive .
Topics: podcast, description, described video, comedy, sitcom, television, mary tyler moore, dick van dyke,...
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A war criminal is set free to lead an investigator (Edward G. Robinson) to a Nazi mastermind (Orson Welles) living under another name as a professor in a quaint New England town. (Part 1 of 3)
Topics: podcast, description, drama, suspense, loretta young, orson welles, blind, vision-impaired, edward...
Jim's plans to save Springvale move into high gear when he fakes his own death, but a real death and an old friend soon catch up with him. ( Part 1 here .)
Topics: podcast, description, drama, political, roosevelt, betty furness, president, mystery, depression,...
In New Orleans, a Navy doctor (Richard Widmark) discovers a murder victim carrying a form of the plague, and must race against time to track down the killers before an epidemic begins. 1950. (Part 1 of 3)
Topics: podcast, description, drama, crime, richard widmark, jack palance, new orleans, elia kazan, blind,...
In this sequel to the popular tv series, Gilligan (Bob Denver) finds a mysterious metal disc that could be the key to him and his fellow castaways being saved after over 15 years of life on an uncharted island. 1978. Part 1 of 3.  moviesfortheblind.com
Topics: comedy, tv, television, gilligan, syndication, bob denver, alan hale, jim backus, ginger, castaways
When Adam's life hangs in the balance, Ben (Lorne Greene) must fight his guilt to plan another course of action. Part 2 of 2.   moviesfortheblind.com
Topics: podcast, described, description, blind, vision-impaired, audio description, tv, television,...
While a group of Mexican-American miners goes on strike for equality with their white counterparts, their wives struggle for some equality of their own. 1954. Part 1 of 3.  moviesfortheblind.com
Topics: podcast, described, description, blind, vision-impaired, audio description, blacklisting, labor,...
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Judy and Benny get closer, but still don't know who reach other are. Will Phoebe take her charade far enough for all true identities to come out? Part 2 of 2. moviesfortheblind.com
Topics: podcast, description, described, blind, vision-impaired, musical, comedy, swing, jukebox, martha...
While Tom's need for justice threatens his relationship with Ruth, Shandy's latest efforts to cover for Joey's wrongdoing could be fatal. Part 2 of 2. moviesfortheblind.com
Topics: podcast, description, described, blind, vision-impaired, drama, new york, immigration, immigrants,...
When Vivian's social standing is threatened, so is Bob's job. Can Lester engineer a fairy-tale ending for Bob and Barbara? Part 2 of 2. moviesfortheblind.com
Topics: podcast, described, description, blind, vision-impaired, audio description, black,...